Saturday, January 15, 2011

One of the Wounded Speaks Out -- Guest Voz: Eric Fuller

Guest Voz: Eric Fuller (Wounded at Safeway Shooting):
Disabled Veteran Eric Fuller, 63, who was struck by a bullet in the hail of gunfire in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13 on Saturday, said Thursday that conservative figureheads such as Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Sharron Angle were to blame for the violence in Arizona. "How many more demented people are out there? It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target," Fuller, a former campaigner for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), told Democracy Now.

"Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled -- senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic-fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all, even nine-year-old girls," he added, reading from comments he said he had written down while being treated for his wounds. Fuller was taking part in Giffords' "Congress on Your Corner" meet-and-greet when he was shot in the back of the knee and grazed in the back.

In the wake of Saturday's shooting, the debate over the need for possible self- or legally-imposed limits on political rhetoric has largely revolved around criticism of language used by Palin, Beck, Angle and other conservatives, a contention that some on both sides of the aisle have vehemently rejected.

Let's ALL ask those in the political and media arenas who promote the use of Violence, Guns and Hate Speech to STOP IT! Let us all heal from this tragedy, live in peace and support our President!


Anonymous said...

. Let's have an honest non-hateful debate. Just because some of us have no particular interest in guns, he are the villains. And fair is fair, you should not be villainized for wanted to have a gun ..... however, this is still America and there MUST be a middle ground, because no matter what side of the isle you fall on I think we can all agree ..... there is no need for senseless deaths !!

Dee said...

No one says you are villainized for having a gun.

Where the issues arise:
. when targets are put over your opponents' districts.
. when the term "2nd ammendment solutions" are used to take down your opponent and to rally your followers; the same for "watering the tree of liberty" or any other terms that are used to promote violence against your opponent.
. when the term "Kill" is used in our legislation just to incite their followers, that is wrong!

. From a Gun / Weapon perspective, perhaps its time to revisit the sale of guns to the mentally ill; the need for assault weapons with multiple rounds of bullets sold at Walmart on the spot. Can that change? It should!

We should also try respecting our President and stop calling him a Muslim, a Witch Doctor, a non-citizen, etc. etc. etc.

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